Pythons never reach that weight in the wild, though in captivity just about anything can happen depending what the snake is being fed. The LONGEST Snake in the World is the Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus)The Reticulated Python is found throughout Southeast Asia, and is very common here in Thailand. The snake was captured in Thailand and, according to the magazine, has a body length of 12, 2 meters and a body weight of 220 kg. Some people who find a big python will get a string of people together holding it at waist high and say – ‘look how many people here holding this snake, it must be the biggest in the world!’ No measuring tape – just that. This extra weight would slow the King Cobra down in the wild considerably, and take weeks to digest, and probably the King would prefer a smaller snake, like one or two of the big rat snakes (P. carinata, or P. mucosa) instead. The biggest Python I’ve seen in Thailand was about 6 meters long. We’ve probably all seen photos of big Pythons cut open to reveal a human man inside. The problem, is in measurement. Your email address will not be published. I think the pythons are too heavy and dense a meal for the kings to eat any snake bigger than that. A three meter python can weigh 20+ kilograms. It had just eaten a goat, and was put on display in Krabi Town’s center. Not a comforting sight! But, you must measure before the snake starts to stiffen up and become shorter. I couldn’t imagine seeing another bigger Python that was 10 feet bigger than that. The only good length measurement of a large Python can be done when the snake is dead and totally relaxed. Snake species in Thailand. This snake reaches a maximum length of approximately 30 feet long (near 10 meters), and … There are specimens on record that reached 29.9 feet (9.1 meters). The range maps for species below may not be accurate or complete. This snake reaches a maximum length of approximately 30 feet long (near 10 meters), and is one of few snakes which can be considered dangerous to human beings, sometimes preying on children or people sleeping. Thailand Snakes covers venomous and non-venomous snakes in Thailand and surrounding countries. Pure speculation here, but I couldn’t resist. Required fields are marked *. The longest Anacondas, the Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) reach lengths of around feet (7 meters) and can weigh over 100 kg (source). No. Thailand Snakes, Snakebite, Herping, Tours, Snake Traps, International Reptile Internships Available, First Aid for King Cobra, Krait, Corals, Keelbacks. I’ve seen Kings eat 2 meter long Retics in captivity – it’s a good-sized meal for a big King. Picture: J. Bulian Malayoython (Python) reticulatus (Reticulatus Python) Thai: (ngu lüam) Length: One of the largest specimens ever was pictured in the January edition of the magazine "The Animal". Others try to measure a live snake, and realize, it’s just impossible to stretch the snake out to its full length when alive – it refuses to relax enough to do so, and it is impossible to force the body to be straight due to the Python’s strong muscles. Our work is not pure scientific but we try to verify the data we collect as much we can. Please note that some of the species listed below may be extinct or no longer found in Thailand. I think the largest Reticulated Python a huge 5+ meter King Cobra could or would eat would be around 3 meters. A four meter long Reticulated Python found in Southern Thailand during a night field trip with ThailandSnakes Staff. Your email address will not be published. It’s a matter of semantics. There is a constant stream of claims coming from all over Asia about the longest Python in the world. The Reticulated Python is found throughout Southeast Asia, and is very common here in Thailand. Cobras, Kraits, Vipers, Corals, Rat Snakes, Tree Snakes, Whip Snakes, Pipe Snakes, Kukris, Pythons, and more. Come on, right? The South American Anacondas can weigh more than Reticulated Pythons, but they do not reach greater lengths.
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